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A WIN­TER WONDERLAND

For years we’ve heard that ‘win­ter is com­ing’. now, snow will fi­nally en­gulf the seven king­doms this sea­son. pro­duc­ers even changed the film­ing sched­ule to cap­ture gen­uine win­tery con­di­tions.

this run may just be seven episodes long, but the same bud­get went into shoot­ing, so fans can ex­pect an even higher-qual­ity and faster-paced sea­son, with the fi­nal episode ex­pected to last a lengthy 81 min­utes.

STUN­NING BACKDROPS

the show re­turns to north­ern ire­land, ice­land and spain this year, but look out for new film­ing lo­ca­tions, in­clud­ing the beaches of the basque coun­try, plus a ro­man-age am­phithe­atre and an old ship­yard in seville.

ED SHEERAN!

pro­duc­ers wanted to sur­prise bri­tish star maisie Wil­liams, who plays arya stark, by cast­ing her favourite pop star, all-con­quer­ing ed sheeran in the show. ed re­cently teased that his cameo role in­volves ser­e­nad­ing arya.

SU­PER-SIZED DRAG­ONS

‘the drag­ons this year are the size of 747s,’ says di­rec­tor matt shak­man. ‘Dro­gon is the big­gest – his flame is 30ft in di­am­e­ter!’

AND THERE’S MORE...

sea­son eight will be the last of Game

of Thrones but, fol­low­ing ru­mours that four pos­si­ble spin-offs will con­tinue the saga, hbo has sug­gested that a pre­quel could be get­ting the green light.

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